Canadian Libraries Spotlight: Belleville Public Library

This week our Canadian Libraries Spotlight series turns fifteen! We’re celebrating with a post from a fellow YouTube creator: the Belleville Public Library in Ontario. Suzanne Humphreys who is their Coordinator of Children’s, Youth and Readers’ Services shares the how’s and why’s of a public library YouTube channel and we’ve even included one of their fan-tab-ulous videos… Continue reading Canadian Libraries Spotlight: Belleville Public Library

Baby Storytime: Using Scarves and Egg Shakers

Babies are both natural musicians and dancers which as far as we’re concerned means they were made for scarves and egg shakers! We absolutely love busting out these props in baby storytime and hope by the end of this post you will too.  In case you’re interested we have written about using scarves and shakers for the… Continue reading Baby Storytime: Using Scarves and Egg Shakers

Canadian Libraries Spotlight: Côte Saint-Luc Library

We can’t believe that we’re well into double digits in our Canadian Libraries Spotlight series, which aims to highlight the outstanding work being done in Canada to serve children and families. This week is particularly exciting as we welcome out first guest blogger from Quebec! Read on as Valerie Medzalabanleth from the Côte Saint-Luc Public… Continue reading Canadian Libraries Spotlight: Côte Saint-Luc Library

Falling for Storytime: A Collection of Our Fall Favourites

We can hardly believe it’s here already, but with leaves which look as if they’ve been set on fire and cool, crisp mornings Fall has most decidedly arrived. We’ve had a couple folks on Twitter ask for some new ideas for fall themed storytimes and we are more than happy to oblige! Here is a… Continue reading Falling for Storytime: A Collection of Our Fall Favourites

Nursery Rhymes and Storytime: A Love Story

We received a lovely request for a post about nursery rhymes this week and after some searching realized they’re scattered all over our blog, the poor things. So thanks to Julie for the nudge, we’ve collected links, resources and ideas together and we hope you enjoy our ode to nursery rhymes! The why (always the… Continue reading Nursery Rhymes and Storytime: A Love Story

Canadian Libraries Spotlight: Cumberland Public Libraries

We are thrilled to bring you the 12th post in our Canadian Libraries Spotlight series from the small but mighty Cumberland Public Libraries in Nova Scotia.  Feeling behind? Check out past posts. Feeling inspired?  Submit one from your corner of Canada! Now, we’re going to sit back and listen to Jenn Atkinson share about an incredible… Continue reading Canadian Libraries Spotlight: Cumberland Public Libraries